How to run an artisan command from a controller

Laravel: How to run an artisan command from a controller

Apart from within another command, I am not really sure I can think of a good reason to do this. But if you really want to call a Laravel command from a controller (or model, etc.) then you can use Artisan::call()

  1. Artisan::call('email:send', [
  2.         'user' => 1, '--queue' => 'default'
  3.     ]);

One interesting feature that I wasn't aware of until I just Googled this to get the right syntax is Artisan::queue(), which will process the command in the background (by your queue workers):

  1. Route::get('/foo', function () {
  2.     Artisan::queue('email:send', [
  3.         'user' => 1, '--queue' => 'default'
  4.     ]);
  6.     //
  7. });

If you are calling a command from within another command you don't have to use the Artisan::call method - you can just do something like this:

  1. public function handle()
  2. {
  3.     $this->call('email:send', [
  4.         'user' => 1, '--queue' => 'default'
  5.     ]);
  7.     //
  8. }

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